Design of the ceiling of the Dining Room
Robert Adam (Kirkcaldy 1728 - London 1792)
Architecture / Drawings
Ink with colour wash and bodycolour on paper
365 x 495 mmOrder this image
Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
Design of the ceiling for the Dining Room. With painted scenes (identified) in roundels and rectangular panels (attributed to the Italian artist Agostino Brunias). Scale in feet. In ink above drawing: "Design of the Ceiling of the Dining Room". Numbered "21". Signed and dated: "Robt Adam Architect 1762". Formerly in "Sections of Rooms at Kedleston" [CMS inv. no. 109428], p. 
Created by Robert Adam for Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Baron Scarsdale. By descent to Francis Curzon, 3rd Viscount Scarsdale. Acquired by gift as part of the transfer of Kedleston Hall to the National Trust in 1987.
Kedleston Hall, The Scarsdale Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Recto above drawing: "Design of the Ceiling of the Dining Room" Recto lower left corner: Signed and dated: "Robt Adam Architect 1762" Recto, along side the edges of the drawing: Identification of the painted scenes in roundels and rectangular panels Recto upper left corner: Numbered "21"
Makers and roles
Robert Adam (Kirkcaldy 1728 - London 1792), architect
L’Antiquité rêvée innovations et resistances au XVIIIe siècle (exh cat), Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2 December 2010 – 14 February 2011 and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 20 March – 30 May 2011, 43 Saumerez-Smith 1993 Charles Saumerez-Smith, Eighteenth-Century Decoration, Design and Domestic Interior in England, LOndno and New York, 1993, 211